92478Gainesville, Fla., April 7, 2016 – Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large of Fortune magazine, will deliver the Institute for Public Relations 55th Distinguished Lecture on November 30 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Colvin has authored several books including his most recent, “Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will.” His award-winning, international best-selling book, “Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else” received the Harold A. Longman Award for Best Business Book of the Year.

UntitledColvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on the most significant trends and issues impacting business and the economy. He can be heard daily on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. He has appeared on Today, The O’Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, ABC’s World News, CNN, CNBC, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, and dozens of other programs. His “On Leadership” series, which appears online on CNN Money, provides a compelling look at what top leaders are doing to navigate uncertain times.

image_1254078767_9774Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Institute for Public Relations hosts the Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner annually, a tradition and an honor that dates back to 1961 to help raise money for research that matters to the profession. Past speakers have included Sir Martin Sorrell (chairman of WPP), Harold Burson (founder of Burson-Marsteller), Dana Perino (former White House Press Secretary, now Fox News), Neal Shapiro (President of WNET, former President of NBC News), and Beth Comstock (General Electric).

Tickets for the Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner, which sells out every year, are available for individual purchase at $500. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $5,000 and premium tables of 10 are available for purchase at $10,000. The price includes a networking cocktail reception, the awards ceremony, dinner, and the lecture. For more information about the event, please visit: https://instituteforpr.org/events/distinguished/.

The Institute for Public Relations is an independent foundation dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations™ and focused on research that is immediately applicable in communications practice.  Its research is available free at instituteforpr.org and provides the basis for the organization’s professional conferences and events.

Sarah Jackson
PR Associate
Institute for Public Relations

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